Butterfly Series - 1 - Giant Wood Nymph

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A Giant Wood Nymph butterfly; black and white, veined, with a hint of yellow.
There is a butterfly conservatory in Key West, which we visited, and had great fun trying to capture shots of butterflies that just wouldn't stay put for more than a couple of seconds at a time! I was particularly pleased with how this one came out considering the number of people there, all trying to get the 'perfect' shot. As butterflies are one of my very favourite things, I was in my element just looking at all the different shapes, colours and sizes; I could have spent all day there but time was limited, so a couple of hours had to suffice.
The Giant Wood Nymph (Idea leuconoe) also known as a paper kite or rice paper butterfly is a very large with a 6" wingspan and is very popular in butterfly exhibits. This species is a cousin of the Monarch and native to Southeast Asia.
Found the above information from the internet.


Jas - Feb 18, 2008 08:59 AM EDT
Thanks for the information Talsi. I went to our local library this morning but they only had books on British and European butterflies. I guess I'll have to go further afield.
talsi - Feb 18, 2008 08:31 AM EDT
Nice shot of what looks like the Giant Wood Nymph from SE Asia - a cousin of the Monarch.
Jas - Feb 17, 2008 05:20 PM EDT
Thanks for leaving a comment Lorraine and for looking.
lorraine - Feb 16, 2008 02:18 PM EDT
Very well caught,

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